Rear Disc Brakes

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Plute1970, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Going from drums to disc does call for the proper booster and MC to include the proper proportioning valve.

    You can snag it all from a WS6 equipped 77-81 trans am
     
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    Rick Figus New Member

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    Thanks I got in contact with pirate Jack's and Asheville North Carolina they seem be very knowledgeable.
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    I had a decent drum set-up on my 71, but with having C5 size slotted rotors on front and 18" wheels you can see through, I wanted to match the back. Didn't want a drum peeking through the back.

    I got a brake retrofit kit for the rear from inline tube on eBay and it was less than $400. My only issue was the length of the parking brake cables were to short in my opinion so I spent another $150 having a longer set made
     
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    Who/where did you get the longer set made
     
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    SO TRUE!!!!!!!
     
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    WS6 rear brake brackets are NOT welded to rear end they bolt the same way drum backing plates or other kits -4 bolts on the axle flange.

    Granted the E brake ratchet is a pain and often freezes and lifetime warranty rebuilt calipers are your friend! The can be made to work and do work better than the rear drums on these cars-My 78 had drums when I first starting autocrossing then swapped the disc on and a much more predictable balanced braking system especially with the road race slicks.
     
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    Any one know where to get cross drilled rotors \ slotted for the s10 rear conversion
     
  9. CorkyE

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    Rock Auto carries several levels of disc, at a reasonable price. IMHO, your wasting money with cross drilled & slotted on rear, just plain rotors will work fine unless you're doing some serious auto crossing.
     
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    AutoX doesn't impact brakes enough to ever need it. open track does.
     

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